Morning media review – March 7

Links to ths morning’s leading reports on faith, society and politics

Catholic bishops – repeal of 8th would be manifest injustice

New service to help Northern Irish women access abortions in England

Priests group demands Martin statement over editing of video

Queen’s University distances itself from prof’s criticism of BBC Nolan Show ‘negativity’

O’Neill rails at Republic’s poaching of ‘Catholic only’ Northern Ireland footballers
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has claimed the Football Association of Ireland targets Catholic players to switch allegiance to the Republic.

Pope Francis pays tribute to nurse who saved his life

The female trailblazers of Irish medicine

BBC News: Newspaper headlines: Speculation on spy case probe
The possible poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter continues to dominate the headlines.

Coverage of ongoing IICSA hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales, focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case. Two survivors of child sexual abuse and a former diocesan safeguarding adviser gave evidence yesterday. (For updates see News from the Church of England, above)
Report that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,  speaking in the House of Lords, has called on the British government to respond to escalating violence and the suppression of peaceful protests across the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Report on letter to Telegraph in support of former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, signed by 10 people including former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali and General Synod member Andrea Williams.

Further coverage of letter to the Daily Telegraph signed by a group of 70 faith leaders, politicians and academics, warning against lifting the cap which stops new faith schools admitting more than 50% of children on the basis of religion.

Report that the next Third Church Estates Commissioner will be Dr Eve Poole, who will take up the post in April.

Report previewing three-day visit to Britain by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. The article reports that he may meet the Archbishop of Canterbury during his visit.


Lord Carey
School admissions and Artificial Intelligence
James McIntyre on school admissions